Image for Listen: Lou Reed and Metallica ‘The View’ Full SongListen to Loutallica's new song The View from their upcoming collaboration album Lulu

Listen: Lou Reed and Metallica ‘The View’ Full Song

Written by Brayden Darke on September 26, 2011

Lou Reed and Metallica have now released The View as their first full length track off of their upcoming collaboration album Lulu. The album is due for release on October 31st.

News of the two working together came about in June, after a Rolling Stone interview revealed the two had been working on a project together. In August we saw them launch a website for the collaboration.

The Album Features 10 songs composed by Reed with arrangement contributions by the band. Lulu is titled after the classic Frank Wedekind’s femme fatale “Lulu” plays:

“Lulu was inspired by German expressionist writer Frank Wededkind’s plays “Earth Spirit” and “Pandora’s Box,” which tell a story of a young abused dancer’s life and relationships and are now collectively known as the “Lulu Plays.” Since their publication in the early 1900s, the plays have been the inspiration for a silent film (“Pandora’s Box,” 1929), an opera, and countless other creative endeavors.”

Listen: Lou Reed and Metallica – The View

The View Lyrics

I am a chorus of the voices

that gather up the magnets

set before me

I attract you and repel you

a science of the heart

and blood and meaning

the coldness of most beauties

is a challenge that our youth

must quickly conquer

there is no time for guilt

or second guessing, second guessing

based on feeling

I am the truth, the beauty

that causes you to cross

your sacred boundaries

I have no morals

some think me cheap

and someone who despises

the normalcy of heartbreak

the purity of love

but I worship the young

and just formed angel

who sits upon the pin of lust

everything else

bores me

I want to see your suicide

I want to see you give it up

your life of reason

I want you on the floor

and in a coffin your soul shaking

I want to have you doubting

every meaning you’ve amassed

like a fortune

oh throw it away

for worship someone

who actively despises you

for worship someone

who actively despises you

I am the root

I am the progress

i’m the aggressor

I am the tablet

these ten stories

worship

worship

pain and evil have their place

sitting here beside me

I offer them to you as servants

of the gold that you must give

pain and evil have their place

sitting here beside me

and i’ll offer them, I offer them to you

as servants of the gold

that you must give to me

I want to see your suicide

I want to see you give it up, give it up

your your life of reason

I want to see you on the floor

and in a coffin, soul shaking

soul shaking

I want to have you doubting

every meaning you’ve amassed

like a fortune, like a fortune

throw it away

for worship of someone who actively despises you

who actively despises you

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